Twitch jumps on the Flash-dumping bandwagon

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HTML5 is winning, thank goodness.
HTML5 is winning, thank goodness.
Photo: Twitch

Video game streaming juggernaut Twitch.tv is stepping up its HTML5 game today with a move to get rid of buggy and overly-patched Flash in Twitch’s website.

The move today is only for the player part of the equation, but a full HTML5 solution should be forthcoming.

“Today’s redesign moves half of the video player – specifically the controls – from Flash to HTML5 and Javascript,” Twitch writes on its blog page. “The video itself is still in Flash underneath the controls. However, this is an important step to releasing the much-anticipated full HTML5 player.”

Adobe Flash is getting more and more press about its security vulnerabilities these days, with security experts and large websites like Facebook bemoaning how bad Flash actually is.

Unless you want to spend the rest of your life patching Flash vulnerabilities, it’s probably time to dump Flash altogether.

Competitor YouTube got rid of Flash a while back by defaulting to HTML5 players, as well, adding insult to injury.

That’s what Twitch is doing right now, and as the biggest streaming solution for video gamers and e-sports, this has got to hit Adobe Flash where it counts.

Source: Twitch
Via: The Next Web